This uplifting short documentary chronicles the story of the Santa Barbara Teen Press, a journalism program created by two teachers who used the opportunity to cover their own local film festival as journalists to inspire their students. They taught them to research issues, educate themselves on the backgrounds of potential interviewees, and create interesting and engaging questions to draw their subjects into conversation. The students soon find themselves interviewing celebrities on the red carpet as well as world leaders, and through this experience, they learn that they have the ability to engage with anyone and help them tell their stories.
Numerous awards, including Heartland Film Festival, Audience Choice Award and Virginia Film Festival, Audience Choice Award.
Filmmaker T.C. Johnstone will be making a return visit to Windrider for our Q & A following the Short Film Program. He also joined us in 2012 to present his film Rising From Ashes.